Empires – or political units made up of several territories and peoples, typically created by conquest and divided between a dominant center and subordinate peripheries – have existed across recorded time, both ancient and modern. The political economy of empire as a scholarly enterprise can take several forms, including studying Read more…
Bar Talk: Informal Social Interactions, Alcohol Prohibition, and Invention
PIPE Workshop: Bocar Ba, Duke University
Police Officer Assignment and Neighborhood Crime
We develop an empirical model of the mechanism used to assign police officers to Chicago districts and examine the efficiency and equity of alternative allocations.
PIPE Workshop: Aditya Dasgupta, UC Merced
Explaining Rural Conservatism: Technological and Political Change in the Great Plains
Rural areas are conservative electoral strongholds in the United States and other advanced capitalist economies. But this was not the case historically. What explains the rise of rural conservatism?
Going into the 2020 election, popular fear of interference, fraud, or election meddling, means that leveraging the tools of rigorous social science is as important as ever.
Participants in the USC Bedrosian Center’s Symposium on Election Administration and Technology skillfully brought data, theory, and logic to bear on questions often driven by reflexive fear, anger, or confusion.
by Nathan K. Micatka and Nicholas Napolio On December 4, 2018, a group of scholars gathered at the University of Southern California to present research and perspectives on foreign policy in the age of Trump. Some important questions addressed in the symposium were: whether and to what extent Trump is similar or different Read more…
“The study of state and local politics has taken off over the last decade. Data, methods, and research interests have evolved. There are a variety of important questions that can’t be examined well at the Federal level, because of severe case limitations. But scholars can get leverage on these questions Read more…